Western Hills Garden
Volunteer News

The volunteer effort saved the garden during foreclosure and helped with clearing paths and weeds during the initial change in ownership in 2010–2011. Since then, the installation of an automatic irrigation system and consistent effort by a paid gardening staff have brought the garden back to life without a lot of volunteer help. What the garden needs now are skilled volunteers to help us make the next move to restore the garden as a horticultural destination. This means helping to identify plants, pruning the rarer plants, propagation, bringing in new cultivars, and advancing the educational goals of the garden by making it more accessible to the public. We are especially looking for “docent” volunteers who can spend time with visitors. Please identify yourself to Chris (Chris@WesternHillsGarden.com) if you would like to assist in this phase.

Thank you, Volunteers!

Janet is ready to help
Janet volunteers and staffs the kiosk on open Saturdays.

Compost King!
Dick and wife Mary have won “Blue Ribbons”
for their Western Hills compost.

Jonnie and grandson
The memory of Jonnie lives in her Iris.

4 at the gate of Western Hills
Chris, Tim, Paul, and Sue mark opening day.

Western Hills glass house, 2012
Paul surrounded by the glass house renovation project.

Western Hills supportive neighbors
Neighbors, including Mary and Steve, provide important volunteer support to the garden.

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Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465
Open Saturdays 10–4 plus Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.